The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) is a law that grants California residents new rights to know about and control the collection, sharing, and sale of a broad array of personal information. While the CCPA broadly defines “personal information,” the definition of personal information includes one big exclusion: publicly available information.
Under the CCPA, publicly available information is any information that is lawfully made available from federal, state, or local government records.
Additionally, personal information protected by other key California state and federal legislation is explicitly not covered by CCPA. Highlights include:
For the full text of the law, see Cal. Civ. Code section 1798.145
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